Denso Corp. is introducing a stationary scanner designed to read 1D and 2D barcodes displayed on the LCD screens of cell phones and other mobile devices. According to Denso, the QK12 provides fast, reliable reading of LCD screens with differing contrasts, colors and reflections, even under poor lighting conditions. It can also read barcodes printed on paper or other surfaces. Applications include electronic ticketing, e-coupons, e-payments and loyalty programs. The lightweight QK12 can be placed on a tabletop or integrated into a kiosk. Held up to a mobile phone, it automatically senses if a barcode is present, and immediately reads it. A USB port enables connection with a personal computer, to manage the QK12's settings and receive its scanned input data. Denso ADC is a manufacturer of mobile data-capture systems.
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